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  1. Allow immediate restart after user-initiated installation in Software Center

    If a user initiated the installation of a required deployment (say a feature update) before the deadline, I think we should have an option somewhere, maybe in the deployment settings or in client settings or in Software Center itself, to allow the user to restart the computer immediately.

    The current behavior is to always respect the client settings for computer restart. But I think that is more important for installations that start because a deadline has passed. If the user initiates a feature update installation, I don't want the computer to wait for x hours before restarting.

    22 votes
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  2. Make 'All' and 'Required' in Software Center look like buttons

    Even though this is also partially a matter of end-user training, a lot of our users don't seem to realize that the words 'All' and 'Required' are clickable to filter. When telling someone they should select 'All' instead, they select 'All' from the category filter instead of clicking on the word 'All'.

    So just a small UI change to make them more user-intuitive :)

    15 votes
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  3. Speed up Software Centre searches by returning user results first

    Currently Software Centre searches the computer WMI for applications to install then uses the MP to get user results.

    User results are returned instantly where as WMI can take a long time on slower computers.
    If the user results were returned first it would be a better experience.

    23 votes
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  4. Software Center 'Uninstall' option not always available

    This issues shows for me from time to time but it seems to show mostly with available deployments and on the old Software Center. If there is only one title in the 'Installed Software' tab you generally can't select the uninstall option as it is grayed out. This seems to commonly happen when i switch to that tab but if there is multiple applications I am able to click on a different one and return to the newly installed one and 'uninstall' becomes available and when there is only one on that tab you can't 'refresh' the code to validateā€¦

    75 votes
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  5. Add available software to Windows Search

    It would be great if Software Center was indexed and Windows Search would give the option to install software available in Software Center.

    Like I could search in Start for "Microsoft Teams" and if it was in my available software it would give a link to open Software Center and install it

    3 votes
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  6. Software Center Policy

    Move the software center "Sync Policy" button from beind nested under options to Applications, Updates, and Operation Systems. Having this Sync Policy button visible under these tabs would make the user experince so much simpler.

    3 votes
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  7. Add ability to define "Estimated Time" for Classic Packages

    The program of a classic package does not allow for configuration of the "estimated time"; however, Software Center always shows this field as "Not specified". Ideally, the estimated time could be configured.

    6 votes
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  8. Suspend all activities during the Teams call

    Suspend all activities during the Teams call

    6 votes
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  9. Windows 10 upgrade task sequence minimized dialog

    rather than having the upgrade OS task sequence sit in the middle of the screen while running have an option to make it display as a notification

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  10. Link texts are not showing up in Software Center.

    I read somewhere else that that feature is no longer functional due because Application Catalog was retired. Please update the documentation if this is true.

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  11. Software Center Not Showing Available User Deployed Applications on Internet due to MFA

    We recently implemented the CMG and observed the issue with Computers on the Internet. When some users opened the Software center applications tab they did not see any user deployed software.

    The issue is in log C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\ADALOperationProvider.log It reports MFA issue:
    WAM token request failed. Status 3, Details 'AADSTS50076: Due to a configuration change made by your administrator, or because you moved to a new location, you must use multi-factor authentication to access.

    The Software Center is not working the user did not acknowledge the popup ā€œWork or School Account Problemā€

    If the users click Fix Now and enters inā€¦

    13 votes
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  12. Software center says "downloading" for clients on subnets not defined in boundaries

    Just like the title says. When clients reside on a subnet not defined in boundaries, the deploy stays in a "downloading" state forever. This is not accurate. The deploy is not downloading. Please raise a meaningful error message that indicates the deploy has failed and to contact your administrator to add a new boundary.

    1 vote
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  13. Windows Update Status

    Hi,

    it would be helpful, if there were more infos in the softwarecenter about the current window update status of the device. At the moment it is not visible for the user, if the device is up to date, are there updates missing or when were the last update installation.
    also nice would be a hint if there is a pending reboot to finalize an update isntallation.

    3 votes
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  14. Allow users to clear "new software is available" toast message

    The "new software is available" toast message is annoying to users who have already checked Software Center and seen that there are no new applications, or that the new applications are ones they don't need or want to install.


    1. The toast message should align with the state displayed in the Software Center. From the SCNotify logs I can see SCCM thinks there is now software available, but the same packages are not marked as new in Software Center.

    2. Users should be able to clear the notifications and not see them again until or unless new software is actually available. Thisā€¦
    10 votes
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  15. Add option to only show software in Software Centre that is on the local DP

    Currently if a client is in a boundary where the local DP does not have the source files the application is still listed as available however it fails to install, it would be great to have a setting for Administrators to be able to limit the Software Centre to only show applications that are available within that boundary.

    3 votes
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  16. Labeling Software Center Buttons and Fields for Accessibility

    Currently, when using a screen reader (like JAWS or NVDA), Software Center is very difficult to use because the fields and controls lack labels. For example, searching for a title in the library, there are two radio buttons for changing views between a list and a grid, but the rest lack indication of their purpose. Example (Using NVDA)

    All radio button not checked L - Required radio button checked R -- (Fields should have clear labels or "All" and "required" but currently have underscores in each word. Also, should be contained in a fieldset with a legend of "Type"ā€¦

    1 vote
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  17. allow custom tabs ms-windows-store://pdp additionally to http://

    can you please allow ms-windows-store://pdp as a link in the custom tabs? now it is only allowed to have http:// and https:// links as a custom tab.
    If you allow this, we can open the Store App in the Software Center, as a single point of app/application selection/install for the Endusers.

    17 votes
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  18. Allow end users to run "reuseable" scripts via software center

    Extend script functionality to allow an end user to run a script on-demand via the software center. This allows for admins to publish user driven maintenance tasks that can be used over and over. This functionality is available in other configuration management software such as JAMF for Mac management.

    Admin would deploy a script, script shows up in software center. User can run the script as many times as they need, any time. Restrictions could be configurable so admins can specify how often they can run the script. Once the script is ran, it remains available forever or until restrictedā€¦

    3 votes
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  19. Change Custom Tab from using IE Engine

    I would like the ability to be able to change the browser engine that is used in the Custom Tab in Software Center. Currently it is using IE and I would like to be able to change it to use another browser. I prefer Chrome but would at least settle for Edge.

    94 votes
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  20. Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

    It would be pretty šŸ”„if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

    156 votes
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